Fashion Over Reason

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Badge Of Honor

Who better to carry the Fashion Over Reason name on their person than yours truly? Thank you, Bow & Drape for making this possible. Make your own hat, too, and feel the pride take you over when you wear your own creation (so to speak).

Fashion Over Reason Bow & Drap chambray baseball cap, nighttime, Brooklyn, New York, summertimeBow & Drape baseball hat worn backwards, nighttime, Brooklyn, New York
Fashion Over Reason baseball cap by Bow & Drape

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Inspo

Having the BEST time in Paris! You can live vicariously follow my adventures on instagram... and in the meantime, enjoy this very French-inspired mood board. Have a wonderful weekend everyone xx

Constance Jablonski photographed by Nick Dorey, styled by Naomi Miller for Twin magazineElin Kling street style candid, YSL vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket, J.Crew jeansJane Birkin, 60s icon, style muse, cat eye sunglasses, ribbed turtleneckLucie de la Falaise by Corinne Day for Vogue US January 1993, styled by Camilla NickersonManolo Blahnik navy suede BB pumpsNadja Bender by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, styled by by Veronique Didry for Vogue Paris Mach 2014Veronika Heilbrunner, style editor for Harper's Bazaar Germany, photographed by the Coveteur, Prada floral clutch, silver Rolex, Chanel makeup compactOversized print effortless maxi dress, french girl style, natural makeup, messy hairCELINE POCKET ENVELOPE FLAP BAG FROM 2014 SUMMER COLLECTIONOversized trench coat, leather peep toe booties, effortless french woman styleClub Monaco yellow maxi dressPink flowers around country windowOversized distressed denim, menswear blue shirt, effortless lounging, french style, tomboyRomance, couple kissing in the fogZara spring summer 2014 look bookViolet flowers, glass vase flower bouquetAnja Rubik, model off duty, street style, photographed by Tommy Ton at Paris fashion week. Céline oversized turtleneck sweaterWolfclub for Nobody Denim photographed by Brydie Mack, beach babeLight denim, white menswear shirt, black overcoat, effortless chic, french woman styleAnabela Belikova for Tibi spring summer 2014 look book, mint green maxi dressMila Krasnoiarova photographed by Jonas Bresnan Styled by Katie Burnett for HArpers Bazaar China July 2014Kate Moss for Glamour France May 1992, ohotographed-by Steven Meisel, styled by Roseann Repetti, hair by Serge NormantKasia Struss for Vogue Japan, tribal instinct story, photographed by Matt Irwin styled by Aurora SansoneFrida Gustavsson for Totême summer 2014 look book, all white, monochromaticProenza Schouler PS large backpack white leatherOlive green oxford oversized shirt, white denim cutoffsJosephine Skriver & Alexander Michael Deleon photographed by Dan Martensen styled by Eva Geraldine Fontanelli for Elle Italia July 2014, Puglia in Love story, beach, romance, young, loveBackstage runway fashion showGisele Bündchen Rhea Durham for Christian Dior SS 2000 photographed by Nick KnightCamille Over the Rainbow for J Brand in the Stocking Jeans, Alexander Wang slide heelsMessy blond hair, bed headAnja Rubik street style, Paris fashion week by Tommy Ton, don't fear the nipple t-shirt, model off dutyJi Hye Park, fashion editorial, fall layers, Burberry coat, Balenciaga pants, Céline leopard slip-on pony hair sneakers
[elin kling, the coveteur, columbine smille, wolfclub, studded hearts, camille over the rainbow, style.com, fashioned by love, tfs, pinterest]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Classic Case

Another quickie this Thursday, selfie edition. Just a classic, clean look worn on a chilly summer day, and that carried over to cocktail time seamlessly. Booties with a mini skirt and an oversized chunky knit is forever my go-to combo. Hope you guys are having a great week!

Fashion Over Reason selfie, walk-in closet, open wardrobe, Zara chunky elbow patch knit, T by Alexander Wang wrap skirt, Rachel Comey Mars booties, Veramean elephant necklace pendant
Details:
Knit - Zara (this one is exquisite)
Skirt - T by Alexander Wang (this one is great)
Boots - Rachel Comey
Tote - Suburban Riot (just as good right here)
Necklace - Verameat (this one is great)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watch Your Step

Fashion Over Reason, watch your step, Soho, NYC, Crosby Street

Playing with proportions is something I have a particular fondness for. You can make completely simple pieces look that much more interesting if you wear them in an unexpected way. This easy summer look is a good example of giving a little twist to otherwise very basic items: a billowy tank paired with a flared mini skirt, which together produce a double triangle shape (also allowing for more eating thanks to not putting any accent whatsoever on my waist, ha).

Black and white are probably my two favorite colors to wear and therefore finding simple tricks to bring a different dynamic into the mix becomes imperative. A little underpinning lace peekaboo also alway ads a little je ne sais quoi. Maintaining the casual, minimal vibes I consistently stick to also meant sliding into, well, my slides. These cheapy poor man's Birkentsocks from H&M are probably my favorite purchase of the season thus far. Ringing in at 25 bones, their comfort level is unparalleled.

Taken on a stroll in the mean streets of Soho.

Wildlife Works loose white tee, Zara skirt, H&M cork slide sandals, Bottega Veneta intrecciato cross body bag, vintage gold necklaceBlack and white summer look, black mini skirt, white Wildlife Works tank top, H&M slide sandals, Ray-Ban aviatorsOn the front steps in NYC, Soho, New York city, brick wall, Crosby street
Details:
Tank - Wildlife Works
Skirt - Zara (this one is way cool)
Sandals - H&M (these!)
Necklace - Vintage (this one's really cool)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Turn Up the Volume

Turn Up the Volume by Fashion Over Reason, Photographed by Ian Rusiana in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City

Truth be told, I've never been a bodycon kind of gal. Through the years, I've owned a few spandex numbers, but those pieces never made it out onto the streets (not on my body, anyway) -- they always hung in my closet as fillers. The thought process behind having tight mini dresses was that every woman should be the proud owner at least one. I now scoff at this clueless supposition.

There are ladies out there who couldn't fathom the thought of wearing anything other than curve-hugging, crotch-grazing items on a night out, but personally, that scenario would be my nightmare come true. If I wasn't comfortable making public appearances in what could be described as Hervé Léger's legacy while in my heyday (that's arguable, I suppose), it only makes sense to say that I never will be.

I much prefer the volume to be turned up in the form of a structured silhouette and loose locks ran amok in the wind. Long live the potato sack dress! And bonus points if it comes in white neoprene with pockets -- you know, to give it a true boxy marshmallow paper bag look. This dress qualifies as nothing less than a fashion dress (as opposed to a bait for the opposite sex) and can therefore be paired with full confidence to impress all of your girl friends.

That's not to say that I have Amish tendencies (I mean no offense to the Amish, they are very nice people). While I don't care to reveal the fact that I might have eaten too much at lunch with a belly-caressing garment, I have no problem whatsoever in showing as much leg as I possibly can, sometimes often pushing the boundaries of appropriateness. For very obvious reasons, this dress could not exist as it does if it wasn't cut above the knee.

It's a dress that should probably be avoided during mating season, but if, like me, you just don't care about those things, strap on a pair of alluring high heels (I didn't say you had to be completely void of sex appeal) and slip into your least shape-flattering shift. Allez, hop!

Under the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn, cobblestone streets, white dress, summer, golden hourMessy blond hair, white boxy neoprene dress by Stefanie Biggel ss14, Vince Genna sandals in nude leather, cobblestone streets, BrooklynHélène Heath from Fashion Over Reason, messy blond bob, bed head, hair flip, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara, pink lipsStefanie Biggel spring summer 2014 boxy white neoprene structured mini dress, Vince Genna sandals, pink and silver Saint Laurent Arty Ring, Coordinates Collection bangle, Jenny Bird snake cuff, brick wallWhite neoprene Stefanie Biggel t-shirt dress, gold Coordinates Collection cuff, golden hourFashion Over Reason, voluminous structured neoprene dress, Stefanie Biggel summer 2014 collection, Vince Genna Sandals in nude leather, sling back heelsBoxy mini dress, lots of leg, Brooklyn New York, cobblestone, photographed by Ian RusianaOn the street in Brooklyn under the Manhattan Bridge, white dress, gold banglesAction shot, trying to manage the cobblestones in heels, Vince Genna sandals, Stefanie Biggel dress, neoprene, gold jewelry, minimalist chicVince Genna sandals, white dress, walking away, sling back heels, pink & silver Saint Laurent Arty Ring, street styleOn the cobblestone street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City, street style by Ian Rusiana, mini dress, legs, sexy heels, fashion dress, man repelling, Vince Genna sandals, Stefanie Biggel boxy dress, messy hairVince Genna sandals, nude leather, strappy heels, sling back high heels, sexy shoes, summer 2014, Trust Fund Beauty nail polish in Skinny Jeans
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Details:
Dress - Stefanie Biggel (this one is stunning and on sale! OR this one is a wallet-friendly option)
Heels - Vince (diff. model but essentially the same)
Bracelets - Jenny Bird (this one is awesome & super affordable) & Coordinates Collection
Ring - Saint Laurent
Nails - Hands: Trust Fund Beauty in I Look Good Nude / Toes: Trust Fund Beauty in Skinny Jeans

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